Inside Plant Care:

To clean your indoor beauties and give their leaves a shine, mix equal parts milk and water then with a cotton ball gently wash the leaves.  Inspect your indoor plants closely for pesky insects.  Here are a few to watch out for:

yard pests

Aphids – Indoors
Aphids (Hemiptera) are a common problem on indoor plants. Sticky honeydew on leaves is a common first sign that they are present.

Spider Mites – Indoors
Close-up of two-spotted spider mite (Acari) on angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia); includes adults, immatures and eggs

Scale Insects – Indoors
Close-up of scale (Hemiptera) on frond of kentia palm (Howia)

 

yard pests

Whitefly – Indoors
Whitefly (Hemiptera) on underside of fuchsia leaf (Fuchsia)

Mealybug – Indoors
Mealybug (Hemiptera) colony on coleus (Solenostemon)

Thrips – Indoors
Close-up of cuban laurel thrips (Thysanoptera) on leaves of a weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)